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Daily International News 06.17.11

June 17, 2011

Daily International News
June 17, 2011

International
UN climate chief calls on world leaders to step in
[AP]
UN body votes for protection of gay rights [AP]
Chinese president calls for joint efforts to address world economic challenges at International Economic Forum
[Xinhua]

Northeast Asia
China
China to boost coastal forces amid sea tensions
[Reuters] and China stages military drills in South China Sea [AP]
US joins navy drill in Southeast Asia
[Xinhua]
Philippines to China: Don’t intrude into our water
[AP]
Blind Chinese activist badly beaten, wife says
[AP]
China-Indonesia joint training for special forces ends in Bandung
[Xinhua]
China, Russia sign power generation deal
[Xinhua]
Fatal floods hit China forcing over 500,000 to flee
[BBC]
Chinese copy of Austrian village stirs emotions
[AP]
Koreas
S Korea rejects North’s demands for return of defectors
[BBC]
China, Russia agree to address N. Korean nukes within 6-party format
[Yonhap]
N. Korea says will dispose of S. Korea’s mountain resort assets
[Yonhap]
Number of mobile phone users in N. Korea tops 500,000: operator
[Yonhap]
Japan
TEPCO starts cleaning highly radioactive water
[Xinhua]
Ishihara wants Tokyo to bid for 2020 Olympics
[AP]
Ships tossed ashore by tsunami get rescued
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
US helps Vietnam to eradicate deadly Agent Orange
[BBC]
Thaksin seeking return, Thai Deputy PM says “impossible”
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Pentagon to POTUS: Wait Until Fall 2012 to End Afghanistan Troop Boost
[WSJ]
US vows to ‘capture and kill’ Ayman al-Zawahiri
[BBC]
Pakistan says intel on bomb factories was wrong
[AP]
Pakistan forms judicial commission to investigate journo death
[Asia Times]
Sri Lanka Tamil MPs ‘beaten up by troops’
[AFP]

Middle East
Cousin of Syrian president ‘quits business’
[Al Jazeera]
Syrian security forces shoot dead 8 protesters
[AP]
Saudi Women Defy Driving Ban
[WSJ] 
Israel warns it will stop Gaza aid flotilla
[WaPo]
Bahrain Shi’ite cleric says cosmetic reform not enough
[Reuters]
EU welcomes newly-formed Lebanese gov’t
[Xinhua]

Africa
NATO targets Tripoli with daytime raid
[AP]
Nigerian Islamist sect claims bomb attack: paper
[Reuters]
Liberia discovers arms cache near Ivory Coast border
[BBC]

Europe
Russia buys 2 Mistral-class warships from France
[AP]
APNewsBreak: UK blocks UPS sites over security
[AP]
Greece’s new finance minister faces unenviable task
[Guardian]
Merkel and Sarkozy united in support for Greece
[Deutsche Welle]
UK public sector pensions: Work longer and pay more, says Danny Alexander
[Guardian]
1 of 8 French kids ill with burger E.coli gets worse
[Reuters]

Americas
Kirchner describes PM Cameron’s Falklands’ statement as “mediocre and almost stupid”
[MercoPress]
Gang warfare kills 33 in Monterrey, Mexico
[BBC]

Domestic
Outgoing Secretary Gates on U.S.-Pakistan Ties: ‘We Need Each Other’
[PBS]
Huntman’s Drawdown Debate
[FP]
Tim Pawlenty goes after Mitt Romney, part two
[WaPo]
NSA allies with Internet carriers to thwart cyber attacks against defense firms
[WaPo]
Pentagon scare: ‘Nothing suspicious’ found in vehicle
[WaPo]
Historic Marine base gets 1st-ever female general
[AP]
Wall Street Braces for New Layoffs as Profits Wane
[NYT]
For Weiner’s Successor, Perhaps, Lame-Duck Status
[NYT]

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Daily International News 01.19.11

January 19, 2011

Daily International News
January 19, 2011

Hu-Obama Summit
Op-ed: Mr. Obama, speak up for human rights in China
[WaPo]
Obama pressured to speak out on China human rights
[Reuters]
Clinton: Building trust with Beijing a must for US
[AP]
The Weekly Standard: Liu Matters, Hu Doesn’t
[NPR]
President Obama to Announce Jointly Funded Center for Nuclear Security in China
[ABC]
Ballmer, Blankfein Invited by Obama to Hu Discussion on Business in China
[Bloomberg]

Northeast Asia
Top Pentagon Asia official, Gregson, to step down
[FP]

China
Report: China largely restores aircraft carrier
[AP]

China’s Internet population rises to 457 million
[AP]
Chinese Firm to Invest in North Korea
[WSJ]

Chinese consumer price inflation ‘down to 4.6%’
[BBC]
Koreas
N. Korea working on uranium enrichment ‘since 1990s’
[AFP]
South Korea seeks longer-range missiles – report
[Reuters]
and Korea, U.S. negotiate revision of pact on missiles [JoongAng]
Kim and Jong-un get beefed up security
[JoongAng]
Defector Offers Insights into N.Korean Arms Buildup
[Chosun]
Japan
Japan wants China leadership on North Korea
[Reuters]
Sugiyama, Japan’s point man on N.Korea to visit China
[Straits Times via AFP]

Donations pour into Okinawa city after gov’t withdraws funds tied to hosting U.S. base
[Mainichi]
Sting meets dolphin advocate, hopes for debate
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Group says survey confirms Myanmar rights abuses
[AP] – a link to the report is here

South/Central Asia
Judges seek delay in opening Afghan parliament
[AP]
Bomb blast kills 20 Afghan civilians in southeast
[Reuters]
Afghan journalist attacked with acid
[AP]
Scandal-hit India PM skirts major cabinet changes
[Reuters]

Middle East
Hariri tribunal: Saudi Arabia quits Lebanon mediation
[BBC]

Powers to press defiant Iran in nuclear row
[Reuters]
Insurgents Renew Attacks on Iraqi Security Troops
[NYT]
Lebanon Shows Shift of Influence in Mideast
[NYT]

Africa
Arab League chief says Tunisia is dire warning
[AP]
Tunisia probes foreign assets of deposed leader
[AP]
AU’s Odinga says Ivory Coast mediation fails
[Reuters]

DR Congo army commander ‘led mass rape’ in Fizi
[BBC]

Europe
Former Swiss banker linked to WikiLeaks goes on trial
[Reuters]
New UK law means queen’s secrets to stay that way
[AP]
UK unemployment total rises further
[BBC]
Ministers seek to answer critics as NHS bill published
[BBC]
Euro MPs adopt cross-border healthcare law
[BBC]
Germany approves anti-dioxin action plan
[Reuters]

Americas
Haiti election officials downplay OAS conclusion
[AP]

From 01/18 Bolivia launches coca leaf diplomatic offensive [BBC]
Deal ends Chile Magallanes gas protest
[BBC]

Domestic
SOTU: State of the Seating Chart
[WaPo]

Lieberman Is Said to Decide Against Seeking Re-Election to Senate in 2012
[Bloomberg]
Sen. Kent Conrad retirement boosts GOP Senate hopes
[Politico]
House Republicans Move to Dismantle Obama’s Health-Care Law
[Bloomberg]
Issa Said to Consider Focusing First Hearing on TARP Inspector’s Report
[Bloomberg]
FBI: Bomb found on MLK march route
[MSNBC]

Parenting by Gays More Common in the South, Census Shows
[NYT]
Goldman Sachs profits down by half on weak debt trading
[BBC]
Apple makes record profits of $6bn in last three months
[BBC]

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Daily International News 10.21.10

October 21, 2010

Daily International News
October 21, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North wants dialogue with the South
[JoongAng]
Activity detected at North Korea nuclear test site – report
[Reuters]

SKorean gov’t denies North is planning 3rd nuke test
[JoongAng] and Japan Has No Info On North Korean Nuclear Test Plan – Kyodo [WSJ]
Human rights vital for N.Korea ties: US Human Rights Official
[AFP]
South Korea Begins Blocking New North Korean Website
[PC World]
Eruption at Blue House over Xi Jinping’s leaked remarks
[JoongAng]
Korean, U.S. lawmakers ask for changes to FTA
[JoongAng]

China
Blast injures American student in central Beijing [AP]
US official says China’s Hu will visit in January
[AP]

US general: China buildup real but clash avoidable
[AP]
China lashes out at Japan over reported insult
[AP]
China online game allows people to fight officials
[BBC]
Chinese woman forced to abort 8-month-old fetus
[AP]
China’s Economic Growth Cools as Inflation Accelerates
[Bloomberg]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar Supreme Court ‘to consider Suu Kyi appeal’
[AFP]

Myanmar unveils new national flag
[AP]
Bomb kills nine on Philippine bus
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Afghan peace council wants Saudi Arabia’s help
[AP]
Security forces step up patrols in Karachi
[Dawn]

Middle East
Settlers start 600 new homes after ban ends: watchdog
[BBC]
US-Saudi arms deal ripples from Iran to Israel
[AP]

WikiLeaks Prompts U.S. Alert to Iraqis
[WSJ]
Official says President Mubarak to seek new term
[AP]

Africa
Rwanda to charge US lawyer with genocide denial
[AP]
Guinea: Presidential Second Round Run-Off Delayed, Says French Foreign Minister
[All Africa]
UN drops award sponsored by Equatorial Guinea’s Obiang
[BBC]

Europe
French Leader Vows to Punish Violent Protesters
[NYT]
Europe Seen Avoiding Keynes’s Cure for Recession
[NYT]
Russia earmarks 900 state firms for public sale
[BBC]
Putin’s chief of staff named new mayor of Moscow
[AP]
EU Court on Human Rights condemns Moscow gay pride bans
[AP]
Russia close to taking seat at WTO economic table
[WaPo]

Belgian woman who altered parachute gets 30 years
[AP]

Americas
Canadian commander sentenced to life for murders
[AP]
Mexican student given police chief role
[BBC]
Cuba dissident Farinas awarded Sakharov Prize by EU
[BBC]
Brazil presidential candidate Serra hit during scuffle
[BBC]
Lula da Silva promises to defend currency from further appreciation
[MercoPress]

Domestic
Efforts to Prosecute Blackwater Are Collapsing
[NYT]
NPR fires Juan Williams over anti-Muslim remarks
[WaPo]
Military wins temporary reprieve for ‘don’t ask’ policy
[WaPo]
Fannie, Freddie bailout could double, regulator says
[WaPo]
Obama Urges Democrats to Rally Behind Candidates on Nov. 2
[Bloomberg]
Republicans Seek Gains on Bailouts, Health Care: Races to Watch
[Bloomberg]
Christine O’Donnell regrets ‘I’m not a witch’ ad
[AP]
Democrats: McCain is violating campaign spending law bearing his name
[WaPo]
Report Says State Senators Manipulated Casino Bidding
[NYT]
Toyota to Recall 1.5 Million Vehicles for Brake Concerns
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 10.14.10

October 14, 2010

Daily International News
October 14, 2010

Northeast Asia
Nobel Peace Prize
Japan says release of China’s Liu Xiaobo ‘desirable’
[BBC]

China cancels more Norway visits after Nobel prize
[Reuters]
China says backers of Nobel winner support crime
[AP]

China
China’s Wen inspiring debate with calls for reform
[AP]

Trade Officials Ponder China’s Rare Earth Stance
[NYT]
China applauds Chile mine rescue, avoids awkward safety comparisons
[CSM]

Koreas
China confirms DPRK diplomat’s visit, urges for dialogue to resume nuclear talks
[Xinhua]
North Korea pushing nuke talks
[JoongAng]

SKorea wraps up naval maneuvers with US, Japan
[AP]
N. Korean news agency apparently opens Web sites in English, Spanish
[Yonhap]
N. Korea urges S. Korea to quickly agree to talks on suspended tours
[Yonhap]
South Korea lays to rest top North Korean defector
[AP]

Japan
Dollar at 15 year low to Japanese yen
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Indonesia Suharto-era book banning law lifted
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
U.S. Backs Taliban Talks
[WSJ] and U.S. Aids Taliban to Attend Talks on Making Peace [NYT]

Seven LJ men planning PM assassination arrested
[Dawn]
Pakistan Pledges to Attack Al-Qaeda ‘Epicenter,’ Mullen Says
[Bloomberg]

Middle East
Palestinians counter Israeli offer on settlements
[WaPo]

US military says 77,000 Iraqis killed over 5 years
[AP]
Iran to hold OPEC presidency for first time in 36 years
[BBC]

Ahmadinejad visits south Lebanon
[Al Jazeera]
UAE says it opposed Canada’s Security Council bid
[AP]

Africa
UN could police parts of north-south Sudan border
[Reuters]

North and south Sudan disagree over Abyei vote
[Reuters]
George Clooney call to freeze Sudan leader’s assets
[BBC]
Somali president names new prime minister
[AP]
Somali pirates free Puntland minister
[BBC]
Niger’s junta’s deputy arrested
[BBC]

Europe
NATO chief calls for anti-missile system
[AP]
US counterterror official: Euro plot still active
[AP]
Clinton urges Kosovo to start talks with Serbia
[WaPo]

Dutch government sworn in but lacks reform mandate
[Reuters]
French petrol firms seek emergency supplies
[BBC]

Third day of protests in France as strikes grind on
[Reuters]
Greek police tear gas Acropolis protesters
[FT]

Americas
Rousseff holds ground in Brazil election race
[Reuters]
Chile’s textbook mine rescue brings global respect
[AP]

Domestic
Administration expected to appeal ‘don’t ask’ ruling
[WaPo]

Jarrett apologizes for gay remark
[WaPo]
U.S. politicians compete to bash China for gains in midterm elections
[Xinhua]

Obama ad courts young, minority voters, urging them to ‘make history again’
[WaPo]
O’Donnell, Coons stage feisty debate in Delaware
[CNN]
For Reid, No Shaking Tea Party Challenger
[NYT]
Tea Party Economic Gloom Fuels Republican Momentum, Poll Shows
[Bloomberg]
Lack of proper mortgage paper trail could leave big banks reeling again
[WaPo]
Gray vows to continue school reforms as he names interim D.C. chancellor
[WaPo]
Armenians face US health care scam charges
[BBC]

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Daily International News 09.13.10

September 13, 2010

Daily International News
September 13, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
U.S. envoy ‘optimistic’ about prospects for engagement with N. Korea
[Yonhap]
Rare North Korea meet delayed due to leader’s health – report
[Reuters]
Two Koreas agree to hold family reunion talks Friday
[Korea Times]
S. Korean final report reaffirms DPRK’s culpability in sinking warship
[Xinhua]
SKorea to send rice, other aid to flood-hit NKorea
[AP]
Middlesbrough Ladies set to tour North Korea
[USA Today]
China
‘Direct line’ to government draws Chinese netizens
[BBC]
First Chinese female judge sworn in at ICJ
[Xinhua]
Japan
Japan frees Chinese fishing crew
[BBC]
Japan foreign minister apologizes to US POWs
[AP]
Japan PM and rival prepare for party showdown
[AFP]

South/Central Asia
Nato urged to allow partition of Afghanistan
[Telegraph]
At least 13 killed in Kashmir protests
[Dawn]

Middle East
Saudi Arms Deal Advances
[WSJ]
Israel Bends Slightly on Settlement Building
[NYT]
Erdogan claims victory in Turkey referendum
[FT]
Iran bail decision on American stirs backlash
[AP]
U.N. nuclear body and Iran clash over barred inspectors
[Reuters]
‘Rampant abuse in Iraq jails’
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Zimbabwe court frees on bail US health workers
[AP]
Commission of Africa Hits Out Over Trade Talks, Calls for Billions in Aid
[All Africa]
Guinea suspends run-off campaigning after clashes
[BBC]

Europe
Russia denies Georgian claims of ethnic cleansing
[AP]
New UN drugs czar takes office
[AP]
UK
UK officials won’t meet US Lockerbie investigators
[AP]
Government accused of ‘abuse of power’ after cancelling 2011 Queen’s speech
[Guardian]
British unions back coordinated strikes against cuts
[AFP]
Phil Woolas campaign ‘sought to make white folk angry’
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
On 200th birthday, Mexico battered but not broken
[AP]
Fate of tax cuts is key issue as Congress returns
[WaPo]
In Del., GOP comes out swinging against tea party
[WaPo]
Imam Rauf ‘exploring options’ over NY Islamic centre
[BBC]
Opinion: Post-9/11, we’re safer than we think [WaPo]
Immigration overhaul could leave gay couples out
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 08.17.10

August 17, 2010

Daily International News
August 17, 2010

East Asia/Pacific
Koreas
From 08.16 U.S. and South Korea Begin War Drills [NYT]
NKorea rejects SKorean unification proposal
[AP]
Jang Song-taek Named as a Caretaker for Kim Jong-un
[Arirang]
With Kim ailing, signs of big changes in N. Korea
[Asahi Shimbun]
North Korea says it has joined Twitter, YouTube
[AP]

Leading anti-U.S. activist in Korea arrested
[Yonhap]
Opinion: Deter Pyongyang through Beijing
[The American]

China/Taiwan
US says China’s military has seen secret expansion
[BBC]
and China unlikely to satisfy US on military openness [AP]
Taiwan urges US to sell island advanced weapons
[AP]
China tests space station module to launch in 2011
[AP]
36 killed, hundreds injured in new China flooding
[AP]

Japan
Suspect ship seen before Japan tanker blast: report
[Reuters]

Japanese Officials Step Up Response to Slowdown as Yen Gains
[Bloomberg]

Pacific
Australia facing possibility of hung parliament
[Telegraph]
Australia’s Gillard backs republic after Queen’s death
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
Karzai to Bar Security Firms
[WSJ]

Taliban call for joint inquiry into civilian Afghan deaths considered
[Guardian]
Pakistani leader attempts damage control after European trip during disaster
[LAT]
UN says millions without help in Pakistan floods
[AP]
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan confirms leader Tahir Yuldashev killed
[Long War Journal]

Middle East
Iraq/Iran
Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens in Attack on Iraqi Army Recruits
[NYT]
Iran to build 10 uranium enrichments plants in mountain strongholds
[Telegraph]

Analysts see Iranian nuclear dispute continuing despite sanctions
[The National]
Iranian Anti-Stoning Lawyer Continues Fight from Exile
[Der Spiegel]
Iranian fighter jet crashes near nuclear plant
[AP]

Arabian Peninsula
‘Open gate’ in Oman means trade with Iran and influx of drugs
[The National]
Arrest of Shiite activists sparks riots ahead of Bahrain election
[The National]

Israel
Israel to refuse to stop building settlements
[Telegraph]

Israeli says she didn’t humiliate Arab on Facebook
[AP]

Turkey
Brownback’s case against proposed Turkish ambassador Ricciardone
[FP]
U.S. Tells Turkey Weapons Deals At Risk: Report
[Defense News]
American freelance writer arrested in Turkey
[WaPo]

Africa
In ANC bill, South African media see threat to press freedom
[CSM]
Libya: BP to Start Drilling By October
[WSJ]
Nigerian police ‘use torture’ to extort cash
[AFP]
Jordanian UN officers abducted in Darfur freed
[AFP]
Nigeria’s former military leader launches challenge for presidency
[Guardian]

Cholera kills 87 in Nigeria: official
[AFP]
Wounded buffalo kills Zimbabwean conservationist
[AP]

Europe
START expiration ends U.S. inspection of Russian nuclear bases
[WaPo]

Suicide Bomber Attacks Police in North Caucasus
[NYT]
Russia expels Romanian diplomat accused of spying
[AP]
Medvedev summons Russian oligarchs to help after wildfires
[Telegraph]
Barclays in Sanctions Bust
[WSJ]
Eurozone inflation hits 20-month high
[BBC]

Americas
Judge orders longtime Gitmo detainee released for lack of evidence
[CNN]

Star’s Candidacy in Haiti Puts Scrutiny on Charity
[NYT]
U.S. Said to Plan Easing Rules for Travel to Cuba
[NYT]
Mexico supreme court upholds gay adoptions
[AP]
Protesters in Bolivia’s Potosi region end blockade
[BBC]
Brazil forbids election spoofing
[AP]

Domestic
FP interview with Bob Gates: The Transformer
[FP]
AP Exclusive: Terrorist tapes found under CIA desk
[AP]
Pentagon Misspends Emergency Fund on Afghan Power, Skelton Says
[Bloomberg]
Glenn Beck’s plans for rally on a hallowed date and spot spurs countermarches
[WaPo]
Fox parent gives $1 million to RGA
[Politico]
California Gay Marriage Ban Will Continue During Court Appeal
[Bloomberg]
Plumes of Gulf oil spreading east on sea floor
[CNN]

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Daily International News 05.28.10

May 28, 2010

Daily International News
May 28, 2010

International
Nuclear treaty talks on brink of failure – diplomats
[Reuters]
ICC members meet to expand war crimes court powers
[Reuters]

Northeast Asian [non-NK related]
Japan PM in deal to keep US base on Okinawa
[BBC]
Internet services fully resumed in Xinjiang
[Xinhua]
Japan Op-ed: Imperial Adjustments [NYT]

NK/Cheonan
North Korea ‘trading nuclear technology’ says UN panel
[BBC]
China to make objective, fair judgment on S. Korean warship sinking: Wen
[Xinhua]
Chinese premier, South Korean president meet
[Xinhua]
North Korea warns it will meet war with ‘all-out war’
[CNN]
Op-ed: How to Handle North Korea [WSJ]
Op-ed: While China Stands By [NYT]
Op-ed: South Korea’s Collective Shrug [NYT]

South/Central Asia
Attackers strike sect mosques in Pakistan; 70 dead
[AP]
Suspected sabotage derails train in India; 71 dead
[AP]
US toll reaches 1,000 deaths in Afghanistan war
[AP]

Middle East
UN rift widens over Brazil-Turkey deal with Iran
[AFP]
Defying Blockade, Cargo and Passenger Vessels Head for Gaza
[NYT]
Israel partly opens West Bank road to Palestinians
[AP]

Africa
From 05.27 Zimbabwe police free gay rights activists [BBC]
US warns of World Cup terrorism in South Africa
[BBC]

Europe/UK
Medvedev sends US-Russian arms deal to parliament
[AP]
Man crosses English Channel with helium balloons
[AP]
Protests sweep France to oppose retirement age increase
[DW]
Georgia elections test Saakashvili party’s support
[AP]
Czechs go to the polls in a general election
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Brazil suggests Yuan and Real be included as IMF conversion currencies
[Mercopress]
From 05.27 Jamaica: 73 killed in hunt for alleged drug lord [AP]
House, Senate Committee Back Repeal of Military’s Ban on Gays
[Bloomberg]
Obama Says White House Response Coming Soon to Sestak Job Claim
[Bloomberg]
BP Resumes Work to Plug Oil Leak After Facing Setback
[NYT]
Minerals Management Service Director Resigns Over Spill
[NYT]
2 more days till BP knows if well plug try works
[AP]